I want to use flash for close ups both indoor and out, but I want to keep it as simple as possible. Has anyone used the Sto-fen Omni Bounce on their flash for closeups and how do you set up the flash? I have a 105 macro lens with an N80 body and a SB-28 flash.
#1. "RE: close up lighting" | In response to Reply # 0
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Here is one solution. Also, if you use this method for the SB-28. You will want to experiment with the power levels, setting the flash to manual mode.
I have a new flash on my N80 and I bought a 'mini softbox' which attaches to the flash via velcro. Then if I'm taking closeups from 3-12in, I attach the softbox and set the flash in manual mode. So that I can lower it's power. Sometimes to 1/64th.
Again, experiment using different levels of power until you find one that works well with a particular distance. If you don't want to buy the 'mini softbox' (which only costs $19.99). You can use the link above. It describes how to make a good diffuser out of a handkerchief.
Another alternative is to setup better lighting and use faster film (400+).
#2. "RE: close up lighting" | In response to Reply # 0frankie Basic MemberThu 04-Jan-01 02:42 PM
I'd recommend not using the Sto-fen dome for close-ups... That's a people-filter for your flash.
Have your flash connected by SC-17 to the camera, and have the flash above to a 45 degree angle from the object... Try that...
That should get you started. Then try moving the flash forward over the object and behind to see which way will light it best.
#3. "RE: close up lighting" | In response to Reply # 2